Managing Tapes

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Magnetic tape and similar storage media offer an inexpensive and portable form of data protection that is particularly useful for long-term storage.

In DPM, you can back up data from a computer directly to tape. You can also back up data from the disk-based replica. The advantage of creating your long-term backup on tape from the disk-based replica is that the backup operation can occur at any time with no impact on the computer being protected.

Additionally, a thorough disaster recovery plan will include offsite storage of critical information; you want to be able to recover your organization's data, in a situation where your facility might be damaged or destroyed. Tape is a popular medium for offsite storage.

In This Section

How DPM Uses Tape

How to Display Tape Libraries and Drives in DPM Administrator Console

How to Rename a Tape Library

How to Inventory the Tape Library

How to Enable and Disable a Library

How to Enable and Disable a Drive

How to Inventory Tapes

How to Add or Remove a Tape

How to Lock and Unlock a Library Door

How to Mark a Tape as Free

How to Identify an Unknown Tape

How to Recatalog an Imported Tape

How to View Tape Contents

How to View a Tape List

How to Erase a Tape

How to Import Tapes

How to Copy a Tape

How to Mark a Tape as a Cleaning Tape

How to Clean a Tape Drive

How to Specify Tape Catalog Retention

How to Verify Data on Tape

How to Reschedule a Maintenance Job

Rotating Tapes Offsite

How to Remove Tape Libraries

How to Remap Tape Drives

Recovering Data from Tapes

How to Setup Tape Library Sharing

See Also


Managing Disks